Born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and raised in the USA, Josias is an 18-year-old composer and pianist attending Vanderbilt University. He has been playing the piano since the age of 5 and began to publish music in 2019.
Josias is musically trained and his real passion lies in music, however, he wants to be loyal to himself and the quality of the music he creates, that is why he continues to pursue his studies in mathematics and computer engineering. He feels he wants to have full ownership over his work and be loyal to what he wants to do - making the kind of music he likes and not selling out to a more mainstream type of music that might happen to be more popular.
Playing the piano is also a real conversation not just between the artist and his audience but also a more internalized dialogue. Balancing and controlling the pianists' instincts and intelligence - mastering the unbridled instinct to improvise and tapping into the intelligence needed to compose a piece. To play the piano is not just a physical and technical feat it is also the capacity to express emotions beyond the ability of words.
Josias is currently working on his new album “Winds of the Sahel” set to release in late 2020. You can stay tuned for his new release by following him on Spotify and accessing his full resume on his website.